#NBI2015Safari – Unquiet Ruins
As it turns out, launching The Iron Dagger this month was a stroke of serendipity! Turns out there’s a thing called the Newbie Blogger Initiative, and it’s been around for a few years now, revving up every May to encourage new game bloggers. How about that!
And, since this thing has a thing called the NBI Screenshot Safari, what better time to dig deep into my meager compilation of game screenshots? I know I’m late to the party, with only one weekly submission remaining, but better late than never.
So here’s my #NBI2015Safari entry, for the ‘Scariest Place’ theme.
This screenshot dates back to January 2011, and it’s hands down one of the best I have ever taken, in any game. That’s my very first LoTRO character (currently out of retirement for a photographic expedition across Middle-earth) facing the shade Captain Riamul amid the ruins of Fornost.
Before Turbine hanged, drew and quartered it, Fornost was a rather eerie instance. I found its atmosphere of dilapidated, defiled glory creepier than any evil spirits, and so did my poor Champion of Rohan. This screenshot is unaltered – I snapped it while he was under a considerable amount of Dread, to take advantage of the screen-darkening effect.